To speed up infrastructure projects in the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation has formed a coordination committee having representatives of various government organisations to resolve issues in the project that have involvement of more than two government organisations.
“There are many infrastructure projects taken up by various government departments in the city. However, these projects need support of the different departments and lot of time is spent for the purpose,” said Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar.
He said there was a need to bring representatives of all the government offices together to resolve the issues and push the projects. “The committee would meet on first Saturday of every month. The representatives of each government department would put up issues related to project being executed by them and also about their stand on projects being implemented by other departments,” he said, adding that this would enable faster communication among the various departments.
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The necessary permission for the projects by other departments would be available faster with the representatives discussing them across the table, Kumar said.
The railway department has sought PMC permission for sanctioning a plan for development of the Shivajingar railway station while the PMC has to seek approval of the railways for constructing railway overbridges over tracks passing through the city.
Similarly, the power utility as well as telecommunication companies have to seek permission of the civic body for laying cables. The PMC also requires services of the power and telecommunication companies for improving its infrastructure.
The home department is installing CCTV cameras across the city for which the PMC has to provide their property. The irrigation department too has its responsibilities in the city with the river as well as canal passing through the city.